Sunday, June 24, 2007

Gormley perceives Gormley

Originally uploaded by Southcoasting

These Anthony Gormley statues are wonderful. Not for themselves, but just for their number and positioning.

They started out as part of a Hayward Gallery exhibition, all up high on the skyline visible from the London southbank, but now seem to have appeared in other places across the city, bringing with them a sense of fun and wonder. Before this, they were in Norway and other places, and are now permanently resident on Crosby beach in Liverpool, their planned trip across the Atlantic having been aborted.

Some new wave tracks this week.

One from A Different Kind of Tension my favourite new Wave album when i was a lot younger. One from a band I only really discovered on a bounce back across the Atlantic, where they were appreciated far more than they were in the UK. One from the Jesus of Cool about feeling small. He has just released a very fine new CD at a grand old age. And the last, Live in Leicester in 1977, a classic Wreckless Eric song covered by one of our greatest songwriters.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

On blogging

I'm rubbish at it, because I don't put the hours in (too easily distracted, or too busy). However, this blog gets it right. Of course, there's still next to no money in it...

Saturday, June 16, 2007


Originally uploaded by whisqui

If your Yahoo! ID is based in Singapore, Germany, Hong Kong or Korea you will only be able to view safe flickr photograph content based on your local Terms of Service so won’t be able to turn Flickr's SafeSearch off.

In other words that means, that German users can not access photos on flickr that are not flaged "safe" ... only flowers and landscapes for the Germans ...

This is the most ridiculous application of censorship on the internet - from a website that is otherwise awesome. If you're a flickr member - join the protest!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Live Blanket

Live Blanket
Originally uploaded by Southcoasting

My cheap camera can't take dimly lit indoor shots, so I'll pretend I was being artsy.

This is Blanket at the Brighton Komedia bar, and very nice it was too. Blanket are Vicky Steer, Stephen Burch and Laurence Collyer. You can hear their music here. Support was from BirdEngine and the excellent Diamond Family Archive.